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      Would you like to be featured in PA Life?

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      We are looking for contributors to provide information for our Regional/International News pages (see page 9 in our March/April edition). If you are aware of any interesting upcoming events that you’d like to let others know about then this gives you the perfect platform to do so, plus it offers a great opportunity to showcase the many PA […]

      Research shows women ‘hugely outnumbered’ on boards

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      A new report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) shows that fewer than half of companies have increased the number of women on their boards. The research reveals that despite a recent push to get more women in UK boardrooms, only 47% actually placed more females in top-level positions over the 2012/12 to […]

      Skyline unveils newest Canary Wharf development

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      The swiftly expanding serviced apartment provider Skyline recently announced the opening of its latest acquisition – the newest building located in the prestigious Canary Wharf and Docklands area. Lincoln Plaza by Skyline is a serviced apartment development offering stylish, sophisticated and highly desirable living accommodation for family, leisure, or corporate travellers in a location boasting […]

      Panoramic Restaurant at Ascot

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      There are few things more quintessentially English than a sunny June afternoon at Royal Ascot. So for some, it may come as a surprise to discover a staunch Frenchman taking the fine-dining reins at the Panoramic Restaurant for this summer’s meeting. However, Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc has a considerable and celebrated history with the racecourse […]

      The Meetings Show to deliver greater supplier sourcing opportunities for buyers

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      With 33% of exhibitors new for 2016 and a further 26% increasing the size of their stands, exhibitor commitment at this year’s Meetings Show is already significantly higher than 2015. In particular, The Meetings Show, taking place from 14-16 June at London’s Olympia, has responded to research that highlights the primary reason for buyer attendance […]

      Auto-enrolment retains support from majority of employers and employees

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      Aviva’s Working Lives report shows both employers and employees have continued to welcome the Government’s decision to introduce auto-enrolment for company pension schemes. Three in five employers (61%) in Q1 2016 agree with making the workplace the focus for automatic pension savings – a slight increase from 58% in Q1 2013. Approval rises to 74% […]

      A third of workers over 50 set to retire later

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      A third of people aged over 50 who are employed in the private sector are now planning to retire later than they previously hoped, Aviva’s latest Working Lives report reveals. The 2016 report – which comprises research among UK private sector employers and employees – has a particular focus on workers aged over 50, following […]

      New mums harassed at work over flexible hours

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      According to research commissioned by the government, three quarters of pregnant women and new mothers have experienced discrimination at work, with one in nine losing their job as a result. The Guardian reports that the research found there has been a huge spike in pregnancy discrimination since 2005, when only 45% of women said they […]

      One for the boss: how to make your office a great place to work

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      When it comes to fostering an environment that employees can thrive in, there are a few key things to consider, according to an expert panel interviewed by The Guardian. Here are the highlights. Show off your strengths Attracting the right talent is all about presenting a welcoming and trusted brand. User-generated content such as online […]

      International PAs shortlisted in Pitman SuperAchiever Awards 2016

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      After receiving hundreds of entries, PAs from across the country and indeed from across the globe have been recognised as the best in the industry in Pitman Training’s SuperAchiever Awards 2016. The nominees have now been shortlisted to reveal PAs from Croydon, Manchester, Bristol and South Africa to be in the running for the hotly […]